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Bowl of pasta topped with ricotta and parmesan and basil on side

One Pot Sausage and Ricotta Pasta

This one pot pasta is delicious and really easy to make!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 649kcal
Author Julia Day


  • 1 lb Italian sausage I use a half of each sweet and hot
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese or more to taste
  • 1 12 oz bag cauliflower gnocchi OR 8 oz dry penne pasta
  • 8 oz whole milk ricotta cheese


  • In a deep sauté pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once oil it hot, add sausage and cook until fully cooked through. Make sure to crumble the sausage as your cooking so it's not all large pieces.
  • Remove sausage with slotted spoon and add onion (if not more oil/fat in the pan, add another tbsp oil). Cook onion until translucent. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and half the basil. Give a quick stir.
  • Add sausage back to the pan and bring to a light simmer, cook for 10 minutes.
  • While sauce is simmering, cook pasta according to package instructions. Once the pasta is cooked through and the sauce is done simmering, add the pasta to the sauce and top with the parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, and the remainder of the basil. Enjoy!


Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1369mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 2mg